Today’s the day – the QMJHL’s holiday trading period has arrived.
For those asking, #QMJHL office will begin processing & then posting trades tomorrow at 9am ET / 10 ATL.
— John Moore (@rinkrant) December 18, 2014
Deals be going down, son. Trades can be tracked here.
THN ON EICHEL
The Hockey News’ Ryan Kennedy has a really good piece on the Jack Eichel situation. Basically, common sense says it is very unlikely Eichel leaves Boston University for the CHL.
Eichel and Team USA play the Terriers at BU tonight at 8:30 p.m.
CJ ON EICHEL RUMOURS
HockeyProspect.com released their latest preliminary rankings for the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft yesterday.
The website lists Chateauguay forward Maxime Comtois as the top player available.
“Comtois is a great talent and was a unanimous choice as our top prospect,” HockeyProspect.com writes. “He’s a good skater who can play on both wings, already has good size and has outstanding vision and a great touch around the net.”
Forward Shane Bowers of the Halifax McDonalds was the only Atlantic Canadian to crack the top 10, being ranked second. He is “without a doubt the top player from Atlantic Canada this season.”
Antoine Morand of Chateauguay rounds out the top three. The top 10 can be seen for free on HockeyProspect.com.
ZBORIL STILL AT 17; MARSH RISES
In Damien Cox’s latest NHL Draft rankings over at Sportsnet.ca, two Sea Dogs are listed.
Defenseman Jakub Zboril was ranked 17th – the same position he was ranked a month ago. Forward Adam Marsh, unranked last month, came in 30th.
“Intriguing story of a kid from the Chicago suburbs who has soared after moving to play in Atlantic Canada,” writes Cox.
Meanwhile, Thomas Chabot is “on the radar.”